What We Do


The Basic English Language  – ESL in the Community Program identifies casual and untrained ESL volunteers, tutors, and teachers in Edmonton and beyond, and supports them with a training workshop, a set of lesson plans, and other teaching resources.


Why We Do It


Many newcomers experience barriers that prevent them from attending more standardized and structured language classes, and many smaller organizations and individuals are working hard to fill this gap and meet newcomers where they are. We would like to lend our expertise to support the quality of instruction delivered by those organizations and individuals.




Are you teaching English in your community? Our workshops can help make the process easier. Learn More


Want to help teach English?  See how you can become a volunteer teacher in your community. Learn More

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Want to take English classes in a structured, supportive classroom environment? Learn More